Category: Insects

Watch: Hotel Room Closet Full of Bed Bugs

Yikes! Always inspect your hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs, roaches, and other pests. Bed bugs are hitchhikers, meaning whatever you store in that closet will become a mega bus for these pests. Don't be a 'superspreader!' Read our tips on identifying bed bugs before unpacking... more
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How to Remove Beehives Safely

How (Professionals) Remove Beehives Wondering how to remove beehives or get rid of bees? Well, these insects get special treatment, as they are deemed the most beneficial insect of all! Major crop industries like almonds and apples depend on honey bees to pollinate the crops that you buy from... more

Mosquitoes in New Hampshire | How to Protect Yourself

Mosquito Larvae Emerging
Mosquitoes in New Hampshire ain’t nothing to mess with. With EEE, West Nile Virus, and now, the Johnstown Canyon Virus detected in New Hampshire, it’s vital we stay informed. The New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) put out a warning to NH residents against... more
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Why are bees and wasps so bad this Fall?

Bees and wasps have been especially bad in recent years. It’s not just your neighborhood, it’s all over Massachusetts. But is the Bay State really seeing an increase in their numbers? Or, are they just further encroaching on humans as weather conditions become harsher? Keep reading to find... more

The Spotted Lanternfly ‘spotted’ in Massachusetts! Wanted: Dead.

Wanted Dead or Alive: Spotted Lanternfly
Wanted: Dead or Alive – The Spotted Lanternfly is seen in Massachusetts Don’t be fooled by its peculiar beauty, this is one nasty pest! With no known natural predators in North America, the Spotted Lanternfly has free roam for destruction. How did the Spotted Lanternfly get to... more
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West Nile Virus: Risk Level “High” in Boston

Massachusetts West Nile Virus Heatmap 2022
Back-to-back cases of West Nile Virus in Greater Boston this Summer are raising caution over the virus. Massachusetts Health Departments are sounding the alarm after a man in his 70s contracted the virus last week. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a man in his 70s... more
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Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets | What’s all the buzz about?

How to tell the difference between Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets 🤔🐝🐝🐝⬇️ Quick lesson: all hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. It’s difficult to distinguish the differences — especially when you're trying not to get stung — but there are three common... more
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Bed bugs | How do I know if I have bed bugs?

Symptoms Inflamed spots, often with a darker spot in the middle Itchy Arranged in a rough line or in a cluster Located on the face, neck, arms and hands For many people, bed bug bites are similar to other bug bites. Although, some people can have serious allergic... more

Mosquitoes | Risk Map for EEE and West Nile Virus

How does your town rank on the mass.gov Arbovirus Risk Map? Over the summer, there were 9 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. Additionally, there were 27 Mosquito-positive samples. Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Newtown, Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, and... more

Bed Bugs in Greater Boston | Are you living in a Hotspot?

Source: wbur.org 'Thanks for letting me crash at your place, Boston!' -Thousands of bed bugs (Boston Magazine) For decades, bed bugs have made Boston their home. These pests are known residents of East Boston, Downtown, Backbay, Brookline, Allston, and Brighton. What causes bed bugs in... more